What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
Jerome K. Jerome
But there, everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.
I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.